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BMW 8 SERIES COUPE 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]

BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
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BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]
BMW 8 SERIES 840i sDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph5 secs
  • Top Speed155 mph
  • C02164 g/km
  • BHP340
  • Torque369 lbs/f
  • P11D37%

Review

What should a top luxury sports coupe be? Sharp and driver-orientated like a Porsche 911? Or a luxurious Grand Tourer like the Mercedes S-Class Coupe? If you can't decide, this BMW 8 Series Coupe might offer the perfect solution.

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BMW looks strong in the large luxury coupe market with this sleekly-styled 8 Series model. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

This car revives an 8 Series nameplate last seen between 1989 and 1999, but sidelined since as BMW has experimented with other approaches into the luxury coupe market. One was the electrified i8, the other the four-door 6 Series Gran Coupe. The Munich maker insists that this 8 Series isn't a Gran Coupe replacement, nor is it merely a stylised two-door version of the 7 Series saloon, even though it's built alongside that car at the company's Dingolfing German plant. The manufacturer points out that '8' has always been a model badge given to its special projects. The i8 was one; the Z8 sports roadster of 2000 was another. With this 8 Series Coupe, development was conducted in parallel with the M8 GTE endurance racing car, which suggests a dynamic focus never previously seen in a top BMW coupe model.

Driving Experience

The range kicks off with the 340hp rear-driven 840i sDrive version but most 8 Series Coupe buyers choose between the two mainstream xDrive variants, both of which feature xDrive 4WD as standard. The enthusiasts' choice will be the M850i variant, which uses much the same 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8 you'll find in the brand's M5 super saloon but here tuned to 530hp. An M Sport exhaust delivers a snarly soundtrack and there are the usual 'Driving Experience Control' modes - 'Eco', 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Sport+'. There's 750Nm of torque and 62mph from rest takes just 3.7s. If that's not fast enough, you'll want to talk to your dealer about the even quicker M8 Competition model which puts out 625hp. The alternative option is the 840d xDrive diesel variant, which uses the brand's familiar 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. It delivers a maximum output of 320hp and peak torque of 680Nm. For a more focussed and sporty handling, Integral Active Steering is fitted as standard to reduce the turning circle when manoeuvring. This also increases agility at moderate speeds and optimises poise and assurance when changing lanes and cornering at high speeds. It becomes more direct as the speed builds but allows the driver to manoeuvre at low speeds with minimal steering wheel movement. Optional active roll stabilisation further enhances the handling characteristics. Electric swivel motors on the front and rear axles ensure particularly fast and precise compensation of lateral forces.

Design and Build

The low-slung 8 Series Coupe design has an elongated silhouette with a slim window graphic and a roofline flowing elegantly into the powerfully shaped rear with distinctive 'double-bubble' contours. LED headlights are standard - the slimmest lamps of any BMW model to date. Both light tubes are used to generate the daytime driving lights as well as the low and high beam, thereby creating a signature brand look at all times. The side view is dominated by dramatic surfaces. Whilst they curve inwards on the far side of the front wheels, they bulge outwards again in a real display of power above the rear wheels. The glass area tapers at the rear, accentuating the muscular shoulder line, while the side window graphic terminates in a very tightly-angled version of the famous Hofmeister kink. The interior is awash with high-precision details and features a driver-centric cockpit and low-set sports seats featuring integral head restraints and trimmed in soft Merino leather. There's space for a couple of small children in the rear and the backrest sections can be folded down either individually or together in order to further increase the load capacity of the 420-litre luggage compartment.

Market and Model

8 Series Coupe pricing starts at around £72,000 for the 840i sDrive, rising to around just over £76,000 for the 840d xDrive. You'll need a fraction over £100,000 for the desirable M850i xDrive variant. And around £124,000 for the M8 Competition Coupe. Equipment highlights across the range include Merino leather upholstery, a Head-up display, Active Park Distance Control and the BMW 'Live Cockpit Professional' infotainment set-up, which includes a 12.3 inch instrument binnacle display screen and a 10.25-inch centre-dash monitor. Via this, you'll have access to an adaptive nav system, a hard-drive-based multimedia system with 20GB, two USB ports, plus Bluetooth and WiFi interfaces. Plus there's plenty of cutting-edge camera-driven safety kit and autonomous driving tech. The driver assistance systems process camera images as well as data gathered by ultrasonic and radar sensors to monitor the vehicle's surroundings, to warn of potential hazards and to minimise the risk of an accident with corrective braking or steering inputs. The car is equipped as standard with Cruise Control with braking function, as well as Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking, the latest version of which also alerts the driver when a cyclist is detected. Depending on the situation, the system can bring the vehicle to a halt to either avoid a collision or minimise its consequences.

Cost of Ownership

Just because you're spending over £70,000 on your luxury coupe, it doesn't mean you'll be paying through the nose to keep it on the road. Even the M850i with its turbocharged petrol V8 is capable of up to 25.2mpg (WLTP) and combined CO2 emissions of up to 224g/km (NEDC). The 840d diesel improves that to 40.4mpg and 160g/km. Routine maintenance is dictated by 'Condition Based Servicing' that monitors oil level and engine wear, taking into account how long it's been and how far the car has travelled since its previous garage visit. To help plan ahead for the cost of regular work, at point of purchase you'll be offered a 'BMW Service Inclusive' package that lasts for three years and 36,000 miles. With this, after a one-off payment, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that all normal work on the car has been paid for during this period, including items such as oil, spark plugs and filters. On to the warranty package. BMW offers a warranty that lasts for three years, no matter how many miles you complete. You can also insure your car through BMW, though as most 8s will be funded with company money through a lease deal, this brokerage fees are likely to be bundled into that.

Summary

We can see this 8 Series model carving out a useful niche for itself. M5-style drive dynamics and 7 Series saloon luxury is a combination likely to appeal to quite a few boardroom-level buyers. Of course, you'll never get the trackday-style feel of a 911, but potential buyers are unlikely to want that. And the greater practicality, technology and safety of this '8' will for them be ample compensation. Plus it makes a particularly striking aesthetic statement. Which you'll want if this car is to properly reward you for a lifetime's endeavour. It should elegantly be able to do just that.

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Exterior Features
Metallic paint
BMW Individual high-gloss shadow line with extended contents
BMW Laserlights
Bright chrome kidney grille
Carbon core
Chrome M designation on front side panel, left and right
Climate comfort windscreen
Dynamic brake lights
Electrically adjustable, heated, folding exterior mirrors
Follow me home headlight function
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Front electric windows
Heated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistant
Illuminated door handles
LED rear lights
M aerodynamic body styling with dark shadow elements
M Carbon roof
Model logo on right tailgate
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Rear apron trim insert in dark shadow metallic
Satinised aluminium kidney struts
Sun protection glass
Thermally insulated windscreen
Third brake light featuring LED technology
Welcome lights in interior and door handle area
Interior Features
Extended Merino leather upholstery
2 cup holders in front
2 X front 12v power sockets
50/50 split folding rear seat
Automatic air conditioning with 2-zone control
BMW Individual headliner alcantara anthracite
CraftedClarity glass application for interior elements
Dynamic ambient interior lighting
Electric front seat adjustment with driver memory
Frameless interior mirror
Front entry lights doors
Front M Sport seats
Front reading lights
Front seat heating
Front seat ventilation
Front sun visors with ticket holder and illuminated mirror
Illuminated glovebox
Illuminated M door sill finishers
Lockable glove compartment with light
M leather steering wheel including multifunction controls
M Pedals
Microfilter and active carbon filter
Soft close doors
Steering column with adjustable height and length and activation via control on the steering column
Velour floormats
Packs
Driving assistant professional pack - 8 Series
M Carbon exterior package with rear spoiler - 8 Series
M Sport technic pack with 20" Y spoke M light alloy wheels with mixed performance tyres in bicolour style 728M without M Sport differential - 8 Series
Connected professional pack - 8 Series
Front heat comfort pack - 8 Series
M Aerodynamics pack - 8 Series
Trim
Stainless steel fabric interior trim finishers
Driver Convenience
Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
BMW Display key + standard integrated key
BMW Drive recorder
BMW legal emergency call
BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with intelligent personal assistant, voice control, gesture control
BMW Online services
BMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator
Check control system
Condition based service
Drive experience control with Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro and Adaptive modes
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
Head up Display
iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
Instrument and upper door panel in walknappa leather
Integral active steering
Integrated owners handbook
Oil sensor for level and grade
On board computer
Outside temperature display
Parking Assistant Plus with 360 degree surround view camera
Powered tailgate operation
Rear view camera
Run flat indicator
Service interval indicator
Wifi hotspot preparation
Entertainment
Bowers and Wilkins diamond surround sound system
DAB Digital radio
Favourite buttons
TV function plus including reception of digital TV stations
USB/audio interface
Safety
ABS/EBD
Active front seat headrests
Active protection
Airbags - Driver and front passenger airbag with seat occupancy detection, knee, side and front passenger seat airbag deactivation
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting, safety battery terminal clamp and airbags
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
Front and rear brake disks with interior ventilation
Front and rear head airbags
Front three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts, belt force limiter and belt stopper
Fuel supply cut off
Hill start assist
M Seatbelts
Side impact protection
Two tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with electronic engine immobiliser
Centre lock switch
Closing system with central locking
Comfort access system
Keyless engine start
Locking wheel bolts
Vehicle key with exclusive M designation
Technical
Adaptive M suspension
Double wishbone front axle
Dynamic Damper Control
Eight speed sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddle switches
Petrol Particulate Filter
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 164
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 191
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 194
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 190
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 186
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 168
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 164
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 273
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 267
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 194
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 189
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2998
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 6
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code B58B30M1
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery TWIN TURBO
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 24
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 11.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 12
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 11.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 8.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 8.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb 33.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 33.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 33.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 34.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 34.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 34.9
WLTP - MPG - High 39.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 38.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 39.2
WLTP - MPG - Low 23.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 23.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 24.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium 34
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 32.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 34
General
Badge Engine CC 3.0
Badge Power 340
Coin Description i sDrive
Coin Series [Ultimate Pack]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 45E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 15500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 5
Engine Power - BHP 340
Engine Power - KW 250
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 369
Engine Torque - MKG 51
Engine Torque - NM 500
Engine Torque - RPM 1600
Top Speed 155
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 245/35 R20
Tyre Size Rear 275/30 R20
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style Y SPOKE STYLE 728M
Wheel Type 20" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1341
Length 4843
Wheelbase 2822
Width 1902
Width (including mirrors) 2137
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 68
Gross Vehicle Weight 2225
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 420
Max. Loading Weight 515
Max. Roof Load 75
Minimum Kerbweight 1710
No. of Seats 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.6

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £1760.19 p/m £33.58 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £1769.63 p/m £47.33 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £1792.54 p/m £52.22 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £1814.80 p/m £119.65 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £1836.36 p/m £133.24 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £1857.24 p/m £177.19 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £1387.55 p/m £27.98 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £1395.97 p/m £39.00 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £1416.14 p/m £87.09 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £1435.52 p/m £127.66 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £1453.92 p/m £152.26 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £1471.58 p/m £195.13 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £1175.85 p/m £58.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £1183.10 p/m £70.28 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £1200.47 p/m £102.02 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £1216.78 p/m £146.66 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £1232.12 p/m £173.18 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £1246.53 p/m £218.30 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £2112.23 p/m £40.30 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £2123.56 p/m £56.79 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £2151.05 p/m £62.67 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £2177.76 p/m £143.58 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £2203.63 p/m £159.88 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £2228.69 p/m £212.63 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £1665.06 p/m £33.58 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £1675.17 p/m £46.80 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £1699.37 p/m £104.51 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £1722.62 p/m £153.19 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £1744.70 p/m £182.71 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £1765.90 p/m £234.16 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £1411.02 p/m £70.79 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £1419.72 p/m £84.34 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £1440.57 p/m £122.42 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £1460.14 p/m £175.99 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £1478.55 p/m £207.82 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £1495.83 p/m £261.96 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
BMW Individual paintwork £1,065.00
Chrome line exterior FOC
Individual Frozen paint £2,450.00
Solid paint FOC
Interior Features
BMW Individual extended merino leather upholstery - I FOC
BMW Individual extended merino leather upholstery - II £500.00
BMW Individual full merino leather upholstery - I £3,250.00
BMW Individual full merino leather upholstery - II £3,750.00
BMW Individual full merino leather upholstery - III £4,950.00
Packs
M Carbon exterior package with carbon blade - 8 Series FOC
M Sport technic pk with 20" Y spoke M light alloy wheels with mixed performance tyres in jet black style 728M without M Sport differential - 8 Series FOC
Paintwork
BMW Individual metallic paint - Aventurine red £1,065.00
BMW Individual metallic paint - Tanzanite blue £1,065.00
Individual frozen metallic paint - Frozen bluestone £2,450.00
Metallic - Barcelona blue FOC
Metallic - Black sapphire FOC
Metallic - Carbon black FOC
Metallic - Dravit grey FOC
Metallic - Mineral white FOC
Metallic - Sonic speed blue FOC
Metallic - Sunset orange FOC
Solid - Alpine white FOC
Trim
BMW Individual extended merino leather I - Black/Black world FOC
BMW Individual extended merino leather I - Cognac/Black world FOC
BMW Individual extended merino leather I - Ivory white/Ivory white world FOC
BMW Individual extended merino leather II - Fiona red/Black with Black world £500.00
BMW Individual extended merino leather II - Night blue/Black with Black world £500.00
BMW Individual extended merino leather II - Tartufo/Black with Black world £500.00
BMW Individual fine wood ash black silver interior trim with high gloss finish £250.00
BMW Individual full merino leather I - Black/Black world £3,250.00
BMW Individual full merino leather I - Ivory white/Ivory white world £3,250.00
BMW Individual full merino leather II - Fiona red/Black with Black world £3,750.00
BMW Individual full merino leather II - Night blue/Black with Black world £3,750.00
BMW Individual full merino leather III - Ivory white/Night blue with Black world £4,950.00
BMW Individual piano black trim finisher £250.00
Carbon fibre interior trim finishers £450.00
Extended Merino leather - Black FOC
Fine wood ash grain grey interior trim with metallic high gloss finish £200.00
* option prices shown are estimated